I broke mine while trying to fix a leaking oring. A new one is around a hundred bucks. Is it OK to just plug up the hole in the fuel filter head and run without one?
I live in KY so it really doesn't get that cold here.
Thanks in advance.
You guys have helped me out a bunch of times.
i just bypassed mine as a temporary fix and used an inline filter,that was a couple years ago.lolif your plugging it i would use a nut and bolt with washers and viton washers between those to get an airtight seal
Well, im considering drilling out some threads and putting a plug in there. Might throw some thread sealant on there. If that doesn't work, I guess I could get the welder at work to weld it shut. Think that'll work?
Before I do all that, I wonder, do they make the fuel filter without the heater hole? I know on Mack trucks you have that option. Just thinking out loud.........
I tried doing the same thing a couple of weeks ago, and broke the filter head. I wasn't that big of a deal, I found one at the junk yard for $25. After I put the new one on, I got to thinking that maybe a boat plug in that hole might've worked. You know the plugs that you put in the hole on the back of small boats, and you flip the lever to the side and it tightens down. Put it in there from the inside out, so the pressure in the filter keeps it in. Back to the original question, I've run my truck at -35 this winter and never had a problem without that heater plugged in. We had -25 three days in a row once this winter, and when my truck was idling I could hear it surge, like the fuel was starting a gel up. But it warmed up that day and I never had a problem.Being from Kentucky, you should be alright.
I have never seen the point of them, unless it was an emission deal. if it gells up overnight or while it is parked, there is no way it will heat the fuel in the ip or lines and injectors, so it will start. If it is bad enough to gell while you are running it will likely gell before it gets to it unless it is barley ban enough to gel.
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